Children's happiness

@bamakelly (5194)
United States
January 29, 2009 10:09am CST
As a mother of course I want my son to always be happy. Do you feel that way about your children? Is it very important to you that your children are happy all of the time?
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Yes I feel that way. My daughter is 5. My son is 9 weeks old. I have begun to realize though that it isn't possible. At some point unhappiness will creep in. It is part of growing up. And will help shape them as much as happy times. We cannot protect them from everything.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Thank you very much for your response. You do seem to have your hands full with two children. Especially with one only being a little infant. It is true that our children will not always be happy because there are some hard knocks in life that they are going to have to learn and grow from. We just need to be there to catch them when they fall. Take care friend.
• United States
23 Feb 09
I am not a parent but I do have nieces and nephews. I think that thier happyness is very important. I will say that as an observer in their lives I have noticed that when mom and dad want their children to be happy all the time then they sacrifice things that are important. My mother in law is rasing her grandchildren, and she wants them to be happy ALL of the time. This means to her that they need to have EVERYTHING they want (even if she knows that they are not going to care for it). Spoiled is not the proper word. I think that it is only right that as a parent you want your children to be happy, but is is as equally important to realize that your children's happyness does not depend on the toys they have but in the love, caring, and nurturing they recieve from their parents. It is unrealistic to want someone to be happy all of the time. It is the unhappy times that build the characture needed to be succesful in life.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I can see that you are a caring person. You might not be a parent right now but you do have the understanding of how important happiness of the children is. You have mentioned that you have been observing and that shows good character on your part. Those children are lucky to have someone like you to look up to. I really appreciate your response.
@miccant (154)
• United States
23 Feb 09
I love to see my two boys happy. As I wish they were always happy I sill know that they have to get mad when I tell them no for their own good.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I am happy to hear that you love your boys. Of course as parents we always wish for our children's happiness. Sometimes we do have to tell them no because it is only for their own good. They will probably understand all of this better as they grow up. Thank you for the response in my discussion.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
23 Feb 09
My children happiness is very important to me even thought they are adults now. I pray for their safety everyday. As long as they are doing good and is happy I am alright. I can handle my own situation and do not put any strain or stress on them. Even when I have problems I try to keep it from them.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
25 Feb 09
It sounds like you do care a lot about your children's happiness. When they grow up it doesn't stop us from being concerned and caring about their happiness and well being. I can also see where you want to keep your own problems away from them so as not to burden them. Thank you for your reply.
@kishusia (1069)
• India
1 Feb 09
My daughters - My daughters Kishu and Sia. I took this photo with my mobile camera.
I have two daughters and will do every thing to make them happy. In fact, all parents want their children be be happy all the time.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Thank you for your response. I do agree that all parents want their children to be happy. At least I hope so. We just want them to have the things that we didn't have when we were younger but it is also important to teach them the quality of things so as not to spoil them.